Ex-Google employees rebel with Cuil

Have you ever looked at Google and thought: "There aren't enough search results here"? Well, surprisingly, you are not alone. Today marked the launch of a new search engine, known as Cuil (pronounced Cool). The founders claim that with 120 billion (yes, 120,000,000,000) sites indexed, that they have 3 times the total sites indexed of the market leader Google.

"The Web continues to grow at a fantastic rate and other search engines are unable to keep up with it," said Tom Costello, CEO and co-founder of Cuil. "Our significant breakthroughs in search technology have enabled us to index much more of the Internet, placing nearly the entire Web at the fingertips of every user. In addition, Cuil presents searchers with content-based results, not just popular ones, providing different and more insightful answers that illustrate the vastness and the variety of the Web."

View: Cuil

Not all is as perfect as it seems, however: Cuil has had some downtime today, with many googlcuilers reporting that the search results came up empty with an apology that there was too much traffic to process their request. In addition, some of those who have gotten results have complained that they weren't relevant, or that they found the "magazine style" of the results too cluttered; however, as with many new technologies, not everyone will be happy. So, Neowin users: how do you find Cuil so far? Let us know in the comments!

Also, I'd like to make a quick shout out to - jigz - and guruparan for submitting this to our newsdesk, we really appreciate it!

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